From the photo archives: Oregon Coast

August 31, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

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     This summer, I have been going through the archives and looking back on photos from years past.  This group of pictures was from a trip to the Oregon Coast.  I traveled the entire length of the coast of Oregon, from north to south. I will share you some of my favorite pictures that starts in the north part of Oregon while ending with some pictures in the southern part of the state. 

     The journey began at the town of Astoria, where the Columbia River empties into Pacific Ocean. On this foggy morning, you can (barely) see this bridge spanning over the Columbia River. 

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     Just outside of the town of Astoria is Fort Stevens State Park, where another minimalist scene was captured using old wooden piers. 

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     Next, it was down to the seastacks at Cannon Beach...

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...and the views and sea caves at Cape Kiwanda. 

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     One great place to see the crashing waves is at Seal Rock, south of Newport.  

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     Another place to witness the changing tides and the interaction between waves and rocks is at Thor's Well along the central Oregon coast. 

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     Here, there is a unique formation in the rocks where you can see the waves pour into a hole. The Oregon Coast is also a great place for lighthouses.  My favorite lighthouse to photograph was the Coquille River Lighthouse near Bandon.  

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     With its numerous seastacks, Bandon is probably the most famous location to photograph along the Oregon Coast.  Changing skies and tides can make for almost endless compositions to capture. 

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     The trip ended in Southern Oregon, with another photogenic location known as "Secret Beach" north of the town of Brookings. 

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